Arlene Loretta Wood, 93, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Haslett, MI. She was born May 11, 1919 in Hersey Township, Osceola County to Samuel and Florence (Gould) Kraft. She lived the first 88 years of her life in the Hersey – Reed City area.
Arlene was a school teacher for 30 1/2 years. She taught in rural one-room schools, at Hersey Agricultural School, and retired from Reed City Public Schools. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Central Michigan College. She also lived and worked on a farm with her husband. She was a member of the Hersey Congregational Church and later the Reed City United Methodist Church.